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The Eric Goodwin Passage

TCA Tilt-Up Project Profile - Special Projects Division

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Members of the Tilt-Up Concrete Association assisted architectural students and faculty from the University of Virginia in the creation of a site cast Tilt-Up Memorial to a student. The Memorial honors Eric Goodwin, a member of the class of 2002, who passed away during his final year of study at the School of Architecture.

Designed to provide outdoor classroom space, the Eric Goodwin Passage is located on a tight site in the Campbell Courtyard across from Campbell Hall – the building that houses the School of Architecture. Comprised of two site cast Tilt-Up panels, there is passage space between the two walls. The passage space is aligned with a tree memorializing Carlo Pelliccia, an admired professor at the school. One of the walls is vertical and the other is slightly tilted with braces. This project demonstrated the architectural expression that is afforded through the use of Tilt-Up, as well as served as an educational tool.

The project was made possible through donations made to the Eric Goodwin Memorial Fund, the Bruce Ford Brown Charitable Trust to support faculty and student design-build projects at Campbell Hall, and through the donations of Allied Concrete, Inc. and the Dayton Superior Educational Fund. Further, Dayton Superior donated the consumable products that they manufacture and lent the University their re-useable products for the project, as well as arranged for their local dealer to donate the reinforcing steel.


Project Specifics

Project Floor Area
400 sq ft
(37 sq m)
Tallest Panel
16 ft 0 in
(4.88 m)
Largest Panel
256 sq ft
(23.8 sq m)
Heaviest Panel
22,500 lbs
(10,206 kg)

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About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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